Update on the 2020 Census count
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 2020 Census count is just nine weeks away.
Every 10 years the federal government is required to count everyone living in the US.
The federal government uses the census count to determine how to allocate over $800 billion per year in funding to state and local governments. That money goes toward critical programs that support education, housing, health and transportation services in our community.
Out of these funds, California receives about $76 billion dollars per year based on population data.
California State Senator Ben Hueso was in studio to talk about why it’s important.